Is it ok to teach your child to start a car?

Allie-jo - posted on 07/24/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




Hi so I have an 11 year old boy whom from time to time I ask him to start my car for me either to let it cool down in the heat or to heat up in the cold. He has been doing this for about 2 years now. I drive a standard and he asked me how I started the car so I showed him, this ended up being a lot of help for me in the morning as i am very busy getting ready for work and getting everyone else ready for there day as well. My parents always asked me to do this as a child probably started when I was about 8 so I don't think there is anything wrong with it. I grow up in the country and also started driving when I was 10. I have asked a couple of my friends if there ever have let there children start there car for them some yes and some no, so I am asking the world what are there thought on this? Do you think it is too dangerous?


Dove - posted on 07/24/2012




My 4 year old starts my car sometimes......

There is nothing wrong with an 11 year old starting your car if you are heading there and you trust him not to do anything stupid (and you've explained to him what NOT to do).

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